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Studies

Glenn (1975): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Glenn, N.D.
Title:
Psychological Well-Being in the Postparental Stage: Some Evidence from National Surveys.
Source:
Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1975, Vol. 37, 105 -110

Investigation

Public:
40-59 aged mothers, non-institutionalized, USA, 1972-73
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 425
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's label:
Psychological well-being

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Postparental stage Leaving home of children (empty nest)
Children in the household